do I need to maintain with RADB?

Joe Provo nanog-post at rsuc.gweep.net
Fri Feb 20 05:58:06 CST 2009


On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 01:15:40PM -0800, Darren Bolding wrote:
> Is there a good source to explain the whole RADB "system", and
> tools/processes people use to maintain routing policies/filters based on it?
> I'd like to both review and make sure my current understanding is accurate,
> and have a doc to send people to.

It is the IRR system.  You want to read up on http://www.irr.net/ and
the various RPSL docs (RFC2622, RFC2650, and related).  Choice of a 
registry to use will dictate your toolset; someone already noted auth 
method limitations, but some will support more elements of the language
or extend with local needs.  If you are large ehough that the time
investment makes sense, you can just run your own routing registry 
and be free of those limitations.

Local-use tools of interest would include ease-of-driving your updates
with your selected registry [irrpt (http://sourceforge.net/projects/irrpt/)]
and the recent updates to IRRToolset (http://irrtoolset.isc.org/ - 
see http://www.uknof.org.uk/uknof12/Kerr-IRRtoolset.pdf).

Cheers!

Joe

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